Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Do You Take Yours Trained or Untrained?


If you ain't pissing anyone off, you're not doing anything worth while. Like religion and politics, martial arts are not for a lack of its zealots. Decide right now, you can either A. Continue to "sip the kool-aide" or B. Look to improve. One criticism about our training material is that it is simple and would work against some one who is untrained. What the hell does this mean, exactly? Does this pertain to the woman who takes muay thai or the serial rapist sociopath that has successfully applied his trade a dozen times? Does it apply to the mixed martial artists or a bag man on a pick up? Who do you want to fight for your life against, the martial artist or emotionally disturbed person (EPD) who gargles with pepper spray?

Personally, if I had my choice, I'd take my chances with the guy who thinks he has all the answers and not the guy who has nothing to loose. Is our stuff simple, you bet your ass it's simple. It has to be. Anything that works is simple and straight forward. (Remember that thing; what's it called?the WHEEL). Here's a pop quiz, what's the most widely used technique with the highest degree of success and knock out rate? (Drum roll please?..) The Over Hand Right! But that's so simple, everybody knows that. You learn that your first day of boxing. Since it's so simple and everybody knows it; why does it work? Because some one decided to seize the opportunity to throw it and it hit its mark. That's the essence of a fight, timing, opportunity and luck. The techniques can't be complicated. As we mentioned countless times before, anything can be blocked if you know it's coming. But you will be approached in a way or by a person who is banking on the fact that you won't do anything. So anything you do has a chance.So you're trained, great.

God bless you and congratulations. Now I heard Jon Bluming say something that I thought was right on the money. If you don't know who Jon Bluming is, get your google working. He said that grappling and submissions are treated as "support systems" and he continued to say that you will spend more time training your support systems rather that your primary self defense. That doesn't mean don't train in these systems, because you will fall back on these if you, well- miss. Which happens more than you think; but you want a front line of defense.

This is where we come in:
Is it simple: YES.
Basic: YES.
Let me ask you:

Would you rather practice knocking some one out or dragging them to the ground? Would you rather practice for a 5 - 10 second blast or a five minute round?

Do you know when your next competition is? It could be in the parking lot tonight after work. Are you warmed up? Do you have your training equipment on? Is the ref there?

Now make no mistake, I am not advocating NOT practice other endeavors, I think they're great. Competition and training are excellent character builders and will prove there own worth in the grand scheme of things. But if you're serious about realistic, explosive self defense, here's the check list:

1.Arm your self to the teeth. Guns, knives, Sherman tank.
2. Pepper spray, Stun guns
3. Black jacks, sap gloves, spring kosh, asp
4. The environment: bricks, rocks, garbage cans
5. Hands, feet, teeth simple straight forward basic technique. Strikes, gouges.
6. Grappling, submissions.

Bonus: the better shape you're in, the better all of this stuff works (yes, even shooting). The sharper you are, the better you will operate under stress.

So will this stuff "work" against someone who is trained- you bet, it has and it does. It's always good to have a back up plan, but first things first.

Musashi said, it's regrettable to die with your sword still in its sheath. Personally, I get looks from other martial artists when the catch a glimpse of what I carry. They look at me like "why do you need that stuff". My reply is, I'd rather have and not need it than need it and not have it. It also gives me a glimpse of how nave they are. Are you really going to depend on that when some street skel looks to put a hurt on you? If I can, I'll work my way down from number 1 to number 6. Hey, don't get me wrong, some days you start at 5.

The 3 to 5 year martial artist.

This is the person I get the greatest reaction from. They are very in to their training, which is great. But they believe they are in to end all, be all system. After they read the page at www.thetruthaboutselfdefense.com they feel compelled to write me and tell me how wrong I am (with out viewing the videos). First off, if you feel the need to write some guy on the internet to really show me something- get a life. The irony is, if they stay with there training, eventually they come back. Why? The men and women who have been in the martial arts for more than a decade realize the value of the material and just want to add it to there bag of tricks. These people have been to the show and realize that in a real fight, its what ever it takes. That doesn't mean the a fifth degree black belt in tae kwon do is going to hand his dobok up and put on some combat boots (well, not permanently). What it does meant that this person can look into there own training and pull out what's effective. Two, realize that they don't have all the answers and they want to just get better. And three, they realize that there is a lot more to martial arts than just fighting. Here's a secret learning how to fight is the easy part.

Carl and I are constantly receiving instruction. We are not "making this stuff up". We learn this from real people who actually had to do this FOR REAL.

Making stuff up seems to be a trend. Some "expert" invents something and is going to tell you what's the best and the ultimate because it has an Acronym attached to it with a cute name.

2005 http://www.thetruthaboutselfdefense.com

Damian Ross is the owner of Zenshin and instructor of Tekkenryu jujutsu and Kodokan Judo. He started competing in the combative sport of wrestling in 1975 at the age of 7 and began his study of Asian martial arts with Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do at the age of 16 in 1984. In 1989, Shinan Cestari gave a seminar at Sensei Ross's dojo. Sensei Ross has trained under Shinan Cestari's direction ever since. In addition to Tekkenryu Jujutsu, Judo and Tae Kwon Do, Sensei Ross has also studied Bando. Sensei Ross continues his study of Judo under the direction of 8th degree black belt Yoshisada Yonezuka and Tekkenryu Jujutsu under it's founder, Carl Cestari.

Below are is a list of some of his title ranks:

Yodan (fourth degree black belt) Tekkenryu Jujutsu under Carl Cestari
Shodan (First degree black belt) Kodokan Judo under Yoshisada Yonezuka
Varsity Wrestling Lehigh University under Thad Turner
2nd Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do
http://www.thetruthaboutselfdefense.com


MORE RESOURCES:

A partnership for the future: Nitro Martial Arts opens adjacent to Project ...
Niagara Frontier Publications
Prenatt is the owner of Nitro Martial Arts, which is now open at 2720 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Wheatfield, in the same building as Project Future WNY. It's the next step in a life that's been involved in the martial arts for about 19 years, first in ...

and more »


Quad-Cities Online

The right fit: Kids benefit from martial arts training in many ways
Quad-Cities Online
Cameron, who enrolled seven years ago and is now a 14-year-old high school student, has mastered and progressed to green belt status from one of the best martial arts' masters near and wide. Morrow, a seventh degree black belt, recently earned ...



LancasterOnline

LNP Sports 365: With respect, Yim makes martial arts for everyone
LancasterOnline
Yes, Day 239 of the LNP Sports 365 project is taking a short pause from football to delve into the martial arts. We rewind to an Aug. 27, 1997, Intelligencer Journal article that put the spotlight on Master Jin K. Yim of Yim's Martial Arts Academy and ...



Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Martial arts gyms find growing interest
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
From young children to elite competitors, martial arts is a growing industry in Sioux Falls. Increased membership drove a recent relocation for Next Edge Academy, which moved into Martial Arts Gym at 909 E. Eighth St. Along with more space, Next Edge ...



Daily Mail

Inside China's 'kung fu village' where all residents practise martial arts
Daily Mail
In the picturesque landscape, village folk of all ages brandish sticks and swords while mid-practise. They train by fighting each other as well as on their own and there are no exceptions. It's not clear why everyone practises martial arts or how long ...



Santa Clarita Valley Signal

ATA Martial Arts School Owner Co-hosted Special Olympics World Games Exhibition
Santa Clarita Valley Signal
Stevenson Ranch, CA – Master Gavin Espinosa of Gavin Espinosa ATA Martial Arts and the American Taekwondo Association (ATA) was invited to co-host a demonstration, showcasing the talents of ATA athletes with special abilities from all over the United ...



Daily Bruin

UCLA adjunct professor brings lessons from martial arts to classroom
Daily Bruin
After the attack, remembering Bruce Lee movies he watched growing up in Mexico City motivated him to start attending martial arts classes at the John Wooden Center. Six years later, he earned a black belt in Shotokan Karate and holds the record for the ...



DMW Martial Arts receives Mark Of Excellence award
SnoValley Star
DMW Martial Arts has earned the Mark of Excellence Award from Century Martial Arts in recognition of its dedication to quality martial arts instruction and community involvement. DMW, located at 7712 Center Blvd. S.E., Snoqualmie, was part of a select ...



Martial Arts & Sports Festival held in Yunlin
Focus Taiwan News Channel
According to the ROCSF, martial arts training was very prevalent in Siluo during the Qing Dynasty or in the early 19th century. At that time, there were three main martial arts sects in the area: Chen Hsing (振興), Chin Hsi (勤習) and Wu Yeh (武野 ...

and more »


Freeport Park District to offer martial arts classes
Journal Standard
FREEPORT — The Freeport Park District will offer three martial arts classes Thursdays from Sept. 10 to Oct. 29 at the Read Park Pavilion, 1200 Park Lane Drive. The classes include Little Ninjas for ages 3 to 6 from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m., tae kwon do for ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.